Sunday, October 11, 2015

Belly Up pics from 9/29/15

Pics by: Amanda Nguyen

Posted by (Thee) sick balloons. on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Booze Brothers + Balloons

Join us this monday, Oct 5th for a great cause! We'll be playing a set at Booze Brothers in support of Rollin From The Heart, an organization that strives to improve 'the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk youth and young adults by providing them the opportunity to participate in skateboarding, surfing and camping in an effort to promote less sedentary, more active life styles and make positive life choices.'

Donations at the door, children welcome! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

balloons shows upcoming…..

we play with some of our favorite people thurs 9/17 at The Merrow in Hillcrest. $8 advance / $10 at the door. 21 + up

then, in less than two weeks we play our first HEADLINING show at Belly Up in Solana Beach with our comrades Taken By Canadians, and Ocelot. 21+up, $8 advance / $10 at the door as well.

after that, we hope to take a slight hiatus from shows and finish up this record we've been working on.

hope you are all well. we will see you out and about at some point.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Balloons @ Balboa tomm night!!!!

grab some burgers and brews, and let us serenade you with sweet fuzz. $5, 21+up. we go on at 9PM.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

unfinished drapes

these are the creeps
we lit the dresses 
of all the jellyfish lawyers
and confidantes

off burnham streets
and washy elevator
hum hum hum hum

droll the skirts
these are not your halos
of worthy beams

marriage and impossible
the treachery of modernist bail

she laughs at all the pills
sunday drugs spent in harlem

Thursday, April 16, 2015

self states

i was a sailor
in the jack of all trades
harboring feel folds
and chocolate dresses
strung up on high
from the tenements of a welsh driver minuet

tailgates and popcorn fluffed love
eyes to deadpan
no background checks or resonating locks

hang your hood here
drop the keys in color coded form

anne heche and the barber photoshop
cropped casks and dull lines
drawn from a favorite portrait

the wish is a wink
a handshake at best
the kiss from a pale priestess

hung like every word meant bingo
spelt and spent every waking hour
trying to menace the english language
like a poor standardized test

you're a bunny he proclaimed
dredged from the up-skirts of a normal uphinged happenstance
drolled up stored away

this is too much
not enough
too early for winter
too late for rationing
the only squirrel
backed into the corner for sport

i guess she should have said
it was only a short distance stayed
too many fake trains
wondering astray.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Heather Nation- Sirens

One of my favorite people in the world, and good friend Heather has finally commited to releasing her debut full length to the masses!

After a decade of performing as a musician, she's dedicated herself to pursuing the dream full time with no more distractions.

though you could classify some of her stuff as folk-inspired, the range of diversity goes way beyond the confines of a typical songsmith. no mere 'girl & guitar,' cascading harmonies coupled with her honest approach to narration lay the groundwork for a marriage of imagery and undeniable engagement.

at the time of writing, she only needs about $500 more to reach her kickstarter goal. if five of your friends donate $50, or fifty of your friends donate $5, or twenty donate $25 it's that easy!

she's so wonderfully genuine and down to earth, and there's not many counts on the hand of people i'd expect to make it in this world.

please take a moment to dig in and if you see fit, make a contribution to this young, budding starlet.

Heather Nation- Sirens